GOING UNDERGROUND IN ALDWYCH STATION

    Tuesday, 31st October 2017

    40 intrepid photographers spent the afternoon exploring the booking hall, tunnels and disused platforms of the decommissioned Aldwych Tube Station. The location provided the backdrop for two differing photo shoots directed by Olympus Ambassadors Gavin Hoey and Marcus Clackson. Splitting into two groups, half the party travelled back in time to photograph a vintage set up with model Beth and a 50’s themed set-up led by Marcus in the station booking hall.

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    BEST KIT FOR PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Tuesday, 3rd October 2017

    As the seasons change, so do the themes for the photo-mad folk at OLYMPUS Towers. With fashion month nearly at an end, the team begins to transition, smoothly and beautifully, to portrait photography.

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    GETTING TO GRIPS WITH INSTAGRAM: A BEGINNERS’ GUIDE

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    So you’ve got your own OLYMPUS camera, and you’ve happily been taking photos for a while – and you’re starting to feel as though you’d like to share them with the world… Well, Instagram is the perfect place to get started. If you’re into a certain genre or subject, there’s nothing like nosing around other people’s images to get a little inspiration. And who knows? You might even make a friend or two along the way.

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    GIFFORDS CIRCUS – A CLOSE ENCOUNTER WITH THE OM-D E-M1 Mark II

    Wednesday, 21st June 2017

    With temperatures peaking at over 30˚C this was always going to be a hot ticket – so it was a fortunate 60 photographers who joined our OLYMPUS experts and Ambassadors for a day of E-M1 Mark II inspired fun at Oxford University Parks with the fabulous Giffords Circus.

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    WHAT ARE THE BEST LENSES FOR MUSIC PHOTOGRAPHY?

    Friday, 9th June 2017

    Gig photography is a difficult one to pack for: a super-long lens for tight portraits of the lead singer? An ultra-fast wide-angle to capture the excitement of the crowd? A one-size-fits-all walkabout lens? Join us on a rummage through the OLYMPUS kit cupboard and prepare to update your Christmas list – these are the lenses that every music photographer should have on their shortlist.

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    HOW TO TAKE PORTRAITS AT FESTIVALS

    Friday, 2nd June 2017

    Treat a music festival like a zoo-meets-street-photography challenge. Photographing portraits will tell a much fuller story about the vibe of wherever you are – and festivals tend to draw an outgoing, diverse-looking crowd doing something they love, making photography a snap. As long as you take a little direction from us, of course…

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    RULE OF THIRDS – MYTH OR TRUTH? PART TWO

    Wednesday, 21st December 2016

    When it comes to learning the photographic ropes, one thing most beginners confess to having problems with is composition. After all, your subject might be perfectly obvious, but with each frame a blank slate, placing your subject in an aesthetically-pleasing way can be a major head-scratcher.

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    PORTRAITS & PEOPLE

    Thursday, 15th December 2016

    For amateur photographers, pictures of people are often the hardest to come by. Without a commissioning picture editor breathing down your neck for good portraits, the motivation to stop strangers in the street to get them to pose for you can be hard to come by. Once you’re over that initial hump, portrait and street photography is addictive – here are a few tips to make sure you’re getting the most out of the people you meet.

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    PORTRAIT LENSES – USING THE OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45MM AND 75MM LENSES

    Tuesday, 12th July 2016

    Your portrait will benefit from a dedicated portrait lens and OLYMPUS has a pair of corkers. Discover the benefits of using the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 45mm 1:1.8 and the M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 75mm 1:1.8 lenses.

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    Olympus OM-D makes the link

    Thursday, 16th October 2014

    Pro photographer Robert Pugh recently teamed up with Olympus Image Space to offer a lunchtime shoot for local businesses, offering attendees a professional head and shoulders shot to place on their respective LinkedIn pages.

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